Monthly Archives: May 2011

WWF questions professor over fracking

[Translate] Cape Town – The claims by a Cape Town professor that fracking was a solution for South Africa’s energy needs has been criticised by environmental organisations. “We feel that the issue around shale gas needs to be looked in … Continue reading

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Fracking opens deep divisions

[Translate] Fracking in the Karoo has opened up deep divisions despite the government’s moratorium on all prospecting, pending an investigation into its impact. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves drilling deep holes to capture methane gas within the shale. Oil company … Continue reading

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Eskom: Save electricity or be left in the dark

[Translate] Continued discipline with electricity use could stave off the re-introduction of rostered power black outs, metros and Eskom said as cold winds and snow dragged temperatures down to the single digit on Thursday. “People should be disciplined, they should … Continue reading

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Moon water causes a re-think

[Translate] Washington – The moon may have a lot more water than imagined, perhaps as much in some parts as on Earth, a discovery that has cast doubt on long-held theories about how the moon was formed, said a study … Continue reading

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Eskom Loadshedding Schedule for Johannesburg 2011

[Translate] Suburb Name Day Time (24 hrs) Abbotsford Monday, Wednesday & Friday 06.00-10.00 Aeroton Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00-14.00 Albertsville Monday, Wednesday & Friday 18.00-22.00 Alexandra Monday, Wednesday & Friday 06.00-10.00 Allendale Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00-14.00 Allen Manor … Continue reading

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Rising water table flooding Joburg

[Translate] Johannesburg – Roads and properties in Johannesburg are becoming flooded from the rising water table, the Star reported on Wednesday. Underground water was seeping through the roads and causing huge sinkholes and flooding neighbouring properties, according to the newspaper. … Continue reading

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Sea levels set to rise up to 1m

[Translate] Sydney – Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said on Monday as it warned this could make “once-a-century” coastal flooding much more common. … Continue reading

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Leaders should channel SA towards low water economy

[Translate] The role of water in economic growth and development is increasingly being acknowledged both in South Africa and globally. Just last week at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Cape Town, the Water Affairs Department launched a … Continue reading

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Cosatu threatens protest over water crisis

[Translate] Cape Town – Cosatu warned on Thursday that it Galvanised water tank to store harvested rainwater would mobilise its members for protest action if the government did not address the looming water crisis soon.   Spokesperson Patrick Craven said … Continue reading

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Lawyers tackle mega dump plan to stop pollution

[Translate] A legal dispute over the creation of a super-dump to process radioactive gold-mining waste near the Vaal River may set a pattern for the rehabilitation of hundreds of toxic dumps on the Witwatersrand. But the plan is controversial. The … Continue reading

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